Do you want to know one of my favorite things about this time of year? Changing of the leaves? Yes, I like that. Apple cider… with rum. Like that too. But that’s not what I’m talking about.
One of my favorite sights around town are the three and four year olds running errands in their new Halloween costumes. I assume there was a little push back initially from mom or dad, and then… they go for it. So you get to see little tigers, monkeys, lions, crocodiles (or is that an alligator? I can never tell.) at the grocery store, bank and post office. The kids look so proud of themselves in their clean, fluffy new costumes that you know they were DYING to wear.
And then, do you know what I love about November and December? When you see those same kids wearing the same raggedy-ass costumes when they’re running errands. The costumes are usually tattered and stained… and if there’s a tail, the back of it looks as though it’s been caught in a car door once or twice.
And, yes, my three year old wore his dragon costume to pick up my older son at elementary school yesterday. And, no, he was not the only kid in costume on the playground.
(Image from Jedirobe.com)